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Villepinte, France, November 9, 2011 – Embraer has delivered the first Phenom 300 light executive jet to Baruna AG, during a ceremony at Embraer’s headquarters, in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The aircraft will be managed by Jet Aviation Business Jets’ aircraft charter division, and will be based in Zurich, Switzerland, to serve the European market.

“We are delighted to deliver the first Phenom 300 to Jet Aviation Business Jets, one of the biggest charter operators in the world,” said Colin Steven, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) – Embraer Executive Jets. “The aircraft nicely fits customers’ range requirements and short landing distances all over Europe. This delivery marks a significant step for Embraer Executive Jets in the dynamic European market, where we continue to expand our presence.”

The Phenom 300 was launched in 2005 to establish new standards of comfort and performance in the light jet category. The aircraft, which went into operation in December 2009, was approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in May 2010.

“The Phenom 300 was selected because of its perfect range of up to 2,000 nautical miles, as the best solution for our customer demand in Europe,” said Martin Bernegger, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Jet Aviation’s EMEA & Asia aircraft charter division. “Its very low operating cost is also impressive, together with the high performance and comfortable cabin of this newest light jet. We are very happy to commence operations with the Phenom 300.”

The jet accommodates up to ten occupants in a spacious and pleasant setting, designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Swept wings, with winglets, and modern onboard systems were developed with outstanding flight performance in mind. A single-point refueling port, an externally serviced lavatory, short runway capability, and excellent cabin pressurization are some of the jet’s distinctive features. The Phenom 300 is one of the fastest aircraft in the light jet category, reaching 521 mph (839 km/h, or 453 knots - KTAS) and it can fly at an altitude of up to 45,000 feet (13,716 meters). Its range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 kilometers), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from Zurich to Reykjavik (Iceland), Las Palmas (Gran Canaria, Spain), Moscow (Russia) or Cairo (Egypt).

About Jet Aviation

Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, was founded in Switzerland in 1967, and is one of the leading business aviation service companies in the world. Close to 5,100 employees cater to client needs from 25 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North and South America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, and fixed base operations (FBO), along with aircraft management and sales, and charter and personnel services. Jet Aviation’s European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of more than 200 aircraft.

Note to Editors

Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the U.S. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft and systems for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense and security segments. It also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On September 30, 2011, Embraer had a workforce of 17,204 employees – not counting the employees of its partially owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled USD 16 billion.

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